News Lalit Memorial U18 Prep Completed; 18 Teams Participating
Nirmal Lama

ANFA said they have completed preparation for Lalit memorial U18 football championship, which will start from June 12 at ANFA complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur.

18 teams are participating in the championship, which has a winning purse of Rs 3 lakh. Runners up team will get Rs 1,50,000.

The tournament is organized to remember late Lalit Krishna Shrestha.

ANFA will also select the best players from the championship for upcoming AFC U19 qualifiers.

Participating teams are: Nepal Army, NPC, APF, Saraswoti Youth club, Machhindra FC, NRT, Lumbini FC, Jawalakhel youth club, Morang FC, Brigade Boys club, Sankata club, Jhapa XI, Chyasal youth, Friends club, Himalayan Sherpa club, MMC, Three Star and Far West XI

Tournament Format
Tournament will be played on league-cum-knockout basis. Top two teams from four groups will go through quarterfinals.

Acting general secretary of ANFA, Arun Man Joshi said the estimated budget of the event is Rs 40 lakh.

ANFA has provided Rs 1,50,000 as a preparation cost to all the participating teams. The FA has also provided Rs 50,000 more to the teams outside the valley.

Ticket price

Football fans can watch the matches at ANFA complex. Ticket price is set at Rs 50 and Rs 200.

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